Religious Education

Plan for St Bartholomew for 2020-21

en español

Due to the current guidelines from the Diocese, we will have Family Formation, Sacramental Prep and Youth Ministry as follows.  Faith formation will look a little different this year, but I know God will bless our efforts to grow in Faith and Love!


Family Formation:

Meet for Adoration in the Church once each month and pick up Family Formation packets to complete at home.
At Home Lesson Page

2nd Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm  Younger children & parents (Prek- 6th grade) 12/09/20
3rd Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Teens (Families are welcomed)  12/16/20

Adoration is time spent in prayer and worship with Jesus in the Eucharist. This will be a time of guided prayer, songs and reflections. There will also be moments of silence for personal prayer.

Families that are not comfortable with meeting in person can meet virtually on Zoom to pray the rosary once a month and receive Faith formation packets online or by mail.

Family faith formation packets will include:
Monthly plan for teaching our faith, coloring sheets, resources and books needed.


Sacramental Prep:
(Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation)

Candidates for these sacraments will also need to follow the family formation program too.

First Communion and Reconciliation information click here

 Confirmation information click here



High School Youth Ministry

Lead by Erin Duba

Remind app: Enter this number 81010 text this message: @erindu

Instagram: newaygo_catholic

The fall plan will be:

1st Wednesdays ADORATION (6:30-7 younger kids and families) 7PM at All Saints
3rd Wednesdays ADORATION 6:30-7:30 at St Bartholomew

Family Formation packs will be sent home for families with teens too.

Registration online at:

En Español:


Religious Education program fee is $25 per child, and Max of $50 per family.

Which may be paid online at our website donation page and choose the fund called “Religious Education program fees.”  Here is the link:
Or, drop in collection baskets at Mass labeled with family name and Religious Education Fees.


If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call either Lori or Claudia at the office. 231-652-1286
May God bless you,
Lori Koester


Watch Mass at Home
Below is the link to the Grand Rapids Diocese website,
 which gives you 3 options to watch Mass.televised-mass
Mass can also be viewed on FOX 17, on Sunday at 10AM.
Sunday Mass Readings
2 .Laudate App is always a free app.
3. My Parish App is always free and connects to St Bartholomew Messages.


Online Resources
Formed”  is Catholic Streaming content that is free for the next 40 days.
Formed has sacramental prep classes, as well as family movies and devotionals.
Sacramental prep videos that your student should watch for each grade will be listed Here

To sign up for “Formed” go to
Click “sign up”
Click “I belong to a parish or organization”
Type in “St Bartholomew, Newaygo, Mi
Put your name and email and you are set to watch content.

Or Download the Formed app from you app store.